March 11, 2014
I love bubble tea! I’m not sure why I call it bubble tea when most people seem to call it boba. Anyway, there’s this place in Chandler that’s pretty good when it comes to bubble tea. For sure it’s not a place that I don’t frequent since it’s extremely far away from Downtown Phoenix. I’ve definitely been to Lollicup once before, but any more than that I’m not so sure.
Lollicup actually really reminds me of Bubble Island. I don’t know if the place is still there, but when I was at MSU (Michigan State University) there was a bubble tea place called Bubble Island. It was the perfect hangout late at night. They served up not only delicious bubble tea, but all kinds of random snacks, too. I remember going there with friends way too many nights during my years in college. And Lollicup seriously brought me back to that place. Even the games they had available for people to play matched those that used to be available at Bubble Island!
Milk Tea with Tapioca Peals
March 10, 2014
The only other time I’ve been to at The Stockyards Restaurant: The Original Arizona Steakhouse was during Restaurant Week in 2012. The place is pretty expensive so it’s definitely not a place that we go to a regular basis at all. However, my parents were in town and wanted to pay for dinner. Plus, my dad loves a good steak so we decided to visit Stockyards again … and it was delicious! I tried the 5 oz. filet mignon and it was so awesome. The meat was so tender. Yum, yum, yum!
The thing with Stockyards though, is that it’s not just thier meat that’s good. They really work very hard to make the entire experience an amazing one. From the perfect service to their appetizers, salads, soups, and desserts, everything is done really well. Our only complaint was that the baby back ribs were a little dry, but oh well. Even the wild boar and venison sausages were awesome!
So many pricy choices
Biscuits and butter
Wild Boar and Venison Sausages
Seafood Chowder (Soup of the Day)
Sonoran-Sauced BBQ Baby-Back Ribs (Half Rack)
March 9, 2014
Crazy Love by Francis Chan is a book that I’ve been putting off reading for awhile. I actually got a free ebook version of it almost two years ago during some kind of special promotion of something, but never got around to reading it. Actually, that’s a lie. If I had wanted to read it, I would have made time for it, but I hadn’t.
Good things have happened because of this new blog series though because it forced me to pull out this book and actually read it and think about my life, God, and my decisions. For me, I think it would definitely be a good idea to read this book again, but this time around, it really made me think about some of the things I take for granted. It made me think about how invincible I think I am even though I am not. God could literally take me away at a moment’s notice and I would have no control over that. What will my last words be? What will I be doing? It’s weighty stuff to think about especially since we get so caught up in our daily lives. Chan talked about the infinite number of to-do lists and errands that we fulfill on a regular basis. He talked about all our wants and “needs” that we fulfill on a regular basis and yet if this was my very last second on Earth, would it have all been worth it? Am I living my life radically? Hmmm…
March 8, 2014
Even though we had never visited the location that was here before The Attic took over, I have been hearing great things about both. I am so absolutely glad we grabbed dinner with some friends at The Attic though because the food was pretty awesome. I appreciate the relatively small menu because you can pretty much either order a burger or a pizza.
The Ivan is this place’s MVP and if you visit on a Wednesday night, you can get this amazing burger with a draft beer for just $10 … I mean, what a deal! The Hangover is like the Ivan on crack due to the bacon and fried egg. We also order The Veggie pizza, which in my opinion is not the best thing on their menu, but the next day, the slices were amazing. I guess they just make good next day cold pizza? Anyway, I think we might have caught them on a weird off night though because the food took absolutely forever to come out … FOREVER! Better luck for us next time … hopefully on a Wednesday night!
The Veggie Pizza
March 7, 2014